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Media Luna Resort & Spa
Ranked #18 of 41 Hotels in Roatan
Certificate of Excellence
Medford, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

My husband and I went to Roatan for the diving. But, we were wonderfully surprised at how great Media Luna was. We upgraded to an ocean view and...well...it ROCKED (figuratively and literally, there was a hammock on our porch). I had read reviews before going and I found Media Luna to be underscored. The food was awesome, always a variety and plenty of it. The service was spot on, always someone on hand to ask if there is anything else they could get for you...why yes, I would love a cappuccino. The alcoholic drinks, were fruity, boozy and woozy, always a winning combination.

The diving was freaking amazing and Aqua Adventures were the shiznit. They were very outgoing and friendly. The dive masters Nico and Derry were awesome, knew their craft and went out of their way to create wonderful memories. I won't ever forget Nico jumping in and swimming for over 30 minutes with an Eagle Ray while we were in between dives. They just swam together, in harmony. I am pretty sure we observed an inter-species moment...but daddy I love him! Also, Derry took me out by myself one afternoon when I was the only diver signed up and gave me a great dive and even took fantastic pictures for me. Thanks Derry!

Room Tip: ocean viewing for sure
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Warner Robins, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great food! The bungalows were all nicely equipped. The resort staff was superb if we ever needed anything, and helped our group set up trips and tours around the island. only a few small quibbles: there is a window in the showers, and it is set a little too low for tall American people. This is owned by an Italian group, I guess they don't mind such things, but some of the ladies in our group did. The wifi at the front desk was lousy, but the one by the bar was fast, do use that one if you need wifi.

Room Tip: if you want quiet, get a bungalow down near the dive center.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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6 Thank Wildcat80
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Celebrated a friend's 50th birthday at Media Luna Resort from 7-21-13 through 7-28-13. The resort is absolutely beautiful, exceptionally well kept and just the right size...not too big and not too small. The resort and the accommodations look exactly as they do on the web site...no smoke and mirrors here. From the minute we arrived, the staff could not do enough for us. Cloe and Becky at the front desk handled everything we asked of them, promptly and always with a smile. And you never felt as if you were a bother. The food was very good and certainly abundant. More than enough choices at every meal. Our server George couldn't do enough for us and remembered our habits from meal one. The night of my friends birthday our table was decorated and they all came out singing and made us a special birthday cake. Terry ran the restaurant expertly and I will definitely miss Alex's rice dishes. The event staff went above and beyond what would be expected. Douglas was a fantastic guide and just fun to be around. Mario and Nicole always seemed to be truly enjoying whatever activities they were involved in, which made it more enjoyable for the guests. I don't know who made a better Pina Colada...Armando or Xavier, but the blender was going before I even reached the bar. The top thing I loved about the resort was the private beach and the snorkeling. Daniella was fantastic and her enthusiasm was infectious. And the snorkeling here was the best I have seen in the Caribbean. The resort is definitely remote, but if you want a laid back vacation with phenomenal service...this is the place to go.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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9 Thank Kim M
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed at Media Luna for a couple of days. We had great weather, it was hard to come back to NY with cold weather. We got an ocean front room, very close to the pool, we loved the tropical gardens. The staff was very friendly, from the driver who drove us from the airport, to the lady from the souvenir store. Because we arrived in the afternoon, we missed lunch, but they were very nice and send two lunches and cocktails to our room. My husband loved the rice and beans, unfortunately they didn't make it everyday. The beach was small but it was very private, clear blue water. Unfortunately i forgot my snorkeling gear :(. If you want to relax and forget about everything this is the place to be. But if you want to go out and see more of the island, then you should stay on the west end. Nice vacation I would definetely go back. I can't wait !!!

Room Tip: Pick ocean front rooms!!! room# 134
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank kapamecha
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

I stayed at the Media Luna from 5/22-5/27. The resort is beautiful! Clean and updated. The ocean front rooms are the best choice. Private little cabanas covered by an oasis of lush tropical gardens. 95% of the staff was helpful and friendly. Belkys the front desk girl is delightful and accommodating! Nicole the Yoga instructor is a total sweetheart and gem. Cristobal the electrician/handy bell hop is a genuine informative kind person who works at nights but also works during the day as a cab driver and tour guide. Hire him! Ask the front desk for him. Maids are good but they did not clean our room one day until we notified the front desk. Food is so-so. Drinks are ok. Room 142 is one of the 1st cabins near lobby so you have view of pool and ocean plus access to Wi-Fi from balcony as other rooms do not have Wi-Fi.
Pros:
-Quiet relaxing resort
-Clean
-Pretty new resort. Only open 3 yrs
-High Security
-Friendly
-3 pools with beds and lounge chairs
-Spacious rooms with his and hers sinks and rainfall like showers
-Clean beach
Cons:
-Far away from action of West End. $80 cab ride r/t if you want to go
-Walk ways are dark and bumpy as rock stucco decors them. Not ideal for walking in heels or lugging luggage
-The only bar in resort closes at 11:00pm
-No phones in room so if you need something you have to walk to lobby
-The only restaurant serves breakfast only from 7:30 -9:30am, lunch from 12:30-2:00pm and dinner from 6:30-8:30. If you are hungry after that, you will not have access to any food unless you call a cab to get food out side the resort
-The road to enter Media Luna is long, dark and parts are unpaved. Caution for those who decide to rent a car
-Small rocky beach, bring your swim shoes!

Room Tip: Room 142 has views of the pool and ocean and also access to Wi-Fi from balcony which is only availab...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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6 Thank Bittersweetmoni
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

We stayed at Media Luna for a week on april 25th/2013. It was a nice relaxing vacation. Great Service, fun animators, food is average. Beautiful vegetation, floral. Perfect place to snorkel, lots to see under the water. Be careful of sea urchins. Nice resort. We stayed in room 136, ocean view but can't really see the ocean because of the palm trees but it was nice :) loved it. Such an adorable place. I loved it ! Free wifi in the lobby ;)

Room Tip: Chose ocean view room. Bar closes early. Don't miss breakfast, dinner and supper or else you are...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Sophiapath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went to Media luna on the week of 18-25 april and expected a calm tranquil vacation due to some of the reviews seen here before.Dont get me wrong the vacation could have been calm if u wanted it to be but in our case(bein a young couple in our 20s ) it was surprisingly the best amount of party,fun,and relaxation.

Starting from the rooms. Definately worth the ocean view cabanas! We were in the 147 right next to the diving deck u could see the sunset every night from the comfort of ur personal hammock splendite views of the ocean/boats. The cabanas are absolutely gorgeous and very private if this is what ure looking for u can find it in Media Luna.

Buffet was amazing no comments what so ever always something different and very delicious!

The hotel is stunning.u have ur on private beach no worries no nee to look after ur stuff.In fact we would leave everything on our chairs and go on kayaks or to the buffet for ours without any concern(giving the fact that we've travel to many different places down south where this would be a no-no).
The bar closes at 11. But many nights they closed later on because we were having so much fun!besides they poor sooo mush liquior and refill ur drinks before u even ask that belive me by 11 if ure not smashed... something somewhere went wrong:p.shout out to Eddy! He put quite a show many nights and made the atmosphere for us all.Never the less the other bartenders were just as amazing as as he was:)

Take a kayak and go! It is worth it some days the water so clear u could see the sting rays without even puttin ur snorkling gear on!we saw turtles,dolphins,many sting rays and we spotted a lion fish! 15 mins swimming straight off the diving deck brings u to the wall.. Its feels like ure in "Finding Nemo" theres soo many different species its amazing.

If ure a diver or an amature snorkler u would definately enjoy it.We went to west end by night its on friday its worth it if u want to really party in the carribean vibe.the cost was 25$ per person and its really cheap considering its about 45mins drive at night.theres no lights and the treets are very narrow so the drive is a little longer by night.we also took the Barbarita island tour absolutely worth every penny check it out!
The island toor was fun aswell however if u have an idea of what u want to do and see on the island ( if u have done ur research as i did before going) ure better off taking a taxi and doing it all. I will
tell u why: its simply because u have the time to see and do things on ur own pace. Going to the west bay beach u maybe want to stay 2h instead of 45 mins or seing the monkeys in the park or the iguana park or having a monkey la-la at west end or shopping. U an do it all for less money and more time to enjoy the things that have more value only to u!:) taxi u can reserve at the reception and u have a driver for the whole day if u want or whatever suits u!

Another tip if ure going there for the sea life. If ure not a diver but u still want to see what is out there in the sea with ur snorkling gear- u can pay 15$(average) to join the divin group whenever theyre going and snorkel while they dive its worth it even going on the boat its amazing to see the island from a distance!
All in all amazing time at Media Luna! Cant wait to go back and maybe even move on the island one day!
Big thanks to Dianne our Nolitours Rep! The entertainment especially Nicole,Andy and Marion!Eddy and our awesome Dj as well!:))) love u guys

  • Stayed April 2013
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9 Thank Wonderluster R
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Property: Media Luna Resort & Spa
Address: Media Luna, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Roatan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Media Luna Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pearl of the Caribbean… refined, precious, endowed with an innate elegance without the confines of time.Are you searching for a refuge in the pure nature?Do you want an eco-Lodge that respects the natural harmony of the elements?Are you seeking absolute relaxation with personal treatment …To you who want the “luna”… Experience…have found it!! ... more   less 
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